EXCLUSIVE: 65 jobs at risk at Wirral hospitals in proposed management restructure

Wirral Globe: EXCLUSIVE: 65 jobs at risk at Wirral hospitals following proposed management restructure EXCLUSIVE: 65 jobs at risk at Wirral hospitals following proposed management restructure

AROUND 65 management roles are at risk following proposed changes to the structure of Wirral’s hospitals.

Staff at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Trust were informed of proposed changes to its internal structure yesterday, Thursday.

The trust told the Globe the protecting of front line staffing posts will be a priority during the restructure, with the majority of change being concentrated in support services and managerial functions.

In the region of 65 management roles will be potentially at risk as a result of the proposed changes, subject to a consultation.

The trust could not confirm whether the jobs cuts would take place solely at Arrowe Park Hospital or across the whole organisation.

A small number of non-management roles could also be affected as a result of implement management changes.

Trust chief executive, David Allison said:  “Demand for our services is both increasing and changing, with patients requiring more complex and longer term care. 

“With this changing healthcare landscape, as well as balancing increasing demand and finite resources we have to continuously review the way in which we deliver services to ensure the best and more appropriate care for our patients.

“We are therefore reviewing the structure of our organisation and have commenced a process of consultation with staff and trades unions. 

He added:  “Through the change we are proposing there will be minimal impact on our clinical areas and front line staff. 

“The restructure will focus on removing inefficiencies; maximising benefits of new technology; ensuring management is streamlined and efficient and securing the financial viability of the trust.

“We are committed to delivering high quality, safe healthcare. To make our hospitals sustainable for the future we need to continuously change the way we do things.”
 

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1:44pm Fri 16 May 14

rover600 says...

Sad news indeed but a) The NHS needs nurses not a raft of Managers, I also hope this isn't going to be a case of b) paying people off then re-employing them in a different guise on even higher salaries.

I'd add that if these positions were critical enough to create and employ people in the first instance its hardly acceptable to look at removing them now. Surely the jobs reductions if necessary can come by natural wastage.

Its almost "Bankers" like this sort of thing, those at the very top make initial stupid and costly decisions by creating 'Management tiers' yet they happily retain their jobs and fat cat salaries (and probably bonuses too) whilst those below them pay the cost of their incompetence.

Sad, very sad..
Sad news indeed but a) The NHS needs nurses not a raft of Managers, I also hope this isn't going to be a case of b) paying people off then re-employing them in a different guise on even higher salaries. I'd add that if these positions were critical enough to create and employ people in the first instance its hardly acceptable to look at removing them now. Surely the jobs reductions if necessary can come by natural wastage. Its almost "Bankers" like this sort of thing, those at the very top make initial stupid and costly decisions by creating 'Management tiers' yet they happily retain their jobs and fat cat salaries (and probably bonuses too) whilst those below them pay the cost of their incompetence. Sad, very sad.. rover600
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1:55pm Sun 18 May 14

Joeblogg85 says...

Wow, how can there even be 65 managers let alone have these going spare!
Wow, how can there even be 65 managers let alone have these going spare! Joeblogg85
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7:49pm Mon 26 May 14

Hugo1008 says...

For many years the Hopital at Arrowe Park (WUTH) has had a huge overload of Senior Manages managers who managed Junior Managers, who in turn suposidly looked after Supervisors who in also in turn had some resposibility to some rank and file employees. (The actual titles may differ but the principle is the same)
Let us hope the reductions are in the right quarters, based on ability of those who remain and not for any other obscure reason.
For many years the Hopital at Arrowe Park (WUTH) has had a huge overload of Senior Manages managers who managed Junior Managers, who in turn suposidly looked after Supervisors who in also in turn had some resposibility to some rank and file employees. (The actual titles may differ but the principle is the same) Let us hope the reductions are in the right quarters, based on ability of those who remain and not for any other obscure reason. Hugo1008
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